Deacon Richard Butler
(Between 1610/1612-1684)


Family Links

1. ____ ____ [Unknown]

  • Thomas Butler
  • Mary Butler
2. Elizabeth [Bigelow]

Deacon Richard Butler

  • Born: Between 1610 and 1612, Braintree, Essex, Eng 230
  • Marriage (1): ____ ____ [Unknown] about 1636
  • Marriage (2): Elizabeth [Bigelow]
  • Died: 6 Aug 1684, Wethersfield, Hartford, CT 1222

bullet   Find a Grave ID: 35980617.


bullet  General Notes:

No evidence other than FaG that he was from Braintree in England.
A Deacon in Rev. Thomas Hooker's congregation which was formed in Hartford in 1636, Hooker having removed himself along with about 100 followers west into Connecticut and are considered the founding fathers of Hartford.
Children by his two wives follows Anderson's Great Migration Begins. See the notes at the end of Butler's entry concerning the children's apparent mothers.

bullet  Research Notes:

There are a number of duplicates in FS: MKYW-QPT; MKYW-DQS; MKYM-D9M; MKY7-NSP
Some 1377 results in Pedigree Resource Files, "", RootsFinder, American Ancestor Trees, IGI, Ancestral Files....

For his location into Hartford see about Thomas Hooker:
Richard Butler in the list of the founders of Hartford. His named is on the Founders Monument in Hartford.
- article on Deacon Butler

GMBegins Vol I_III article begins at


bullet  Events

residence, 1633, Cambridge, Middlesex, MA.

residence, 1636, Hartford, Hartford Co., CT.

Offices: General Court, Between 1659 and 1660, Hartford, Hartford Co., CT.

Will: Proved 4 September 1684, 2 Apr 1677, Hartford, Hartford Co., CT. 1223 Names son Thomas, Samewell, Nathanell, Joseph, Danell; three daughters Mary Right, Elizabeth Olmsted and Hanah Greene. (sic)

Religion: Purtian / Congregationalist.


Richard married ____ ____ [Unknown] about 1636. (____ ____ [Unknown] died about 1640 in Hartford, Hartford Co., CT.)


Richard next married Elizabeth [Bigelow]. (Elizabeth [Bigelow] was born about 1606 in Hartford, Hartford Co., CT and died 11 Sep 1691 in Hartford, Hartford Co., CT 1224,1225.)

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